The land beyond the sea, How close it sometimes seems

The land beyond the sea, How close it sometimes seems

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1 The Land beyond the Sea!
How close it sometimes seems,
When flush’d with evening’s peaceful gleams;
My heart looks o’er the strait, and dreams!
It longs to fly to thee,
Calm Land beyond the Sea!

2 The Land beyond the Sea!
Sometimes across the strait,
Like draw-bridge to a castle gate,
The sunbeams lie and seem to wait
For us to pass to thee,
Calm Land beyond the Sea!

3 The Land beyond the Sea!
When will our toil be done?
Slow-footed years! more swiftly run
Into the gold of th’unsetting sun.
Homesick we are for thee,
Calm Land beyond the Sea!

4 O Land beyond the Sea!
Sweet is thine endless rest,
But sweeter far that Father’s breast,
Upon thy shores fore’er possest;
For Jesus reings o’er thee,
Calm Land beyond the Sea!

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #129

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